Senior Match Play Championship

August 2-4, 2021, Mission Viejo CC

This Championship is open to SCGA members with a Handicap index of 9.4 or below. Players must be 55 years of age or older. Players must qualify or earn an exemption into the championship field.

The championship format is single-elimination match play.

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Plotkin Outlasts Steinberg At “Mission Impossible”

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Two Southern California stalwarts, Jim Plotkin and Craig Steinberg, battled each other all day at “Mission Impossible,” neither giving an inch until Plotkin slowly pulled away for victory down the stretch.

Steinberg, the 2018 champion of this event at Bear Creek, jumped out to a 1UP lead after the first hole but Plotkin struck back with a birdie on No. 2 to pull even. Both players recorded pars for the next six holes before Plotkin rolled in a birdie on the closing hole of the front-nine, giving himself a 1UP lead.

Plotkin stuffed an approach on the uphill par-4 12th to five feet and rolled in the birdie to jump 2UP. Then on the short dogleg 14th, the eventual champion nearly jarred his approach to tap-in range, putting himself 3UP with three to go and effectively ending the championship.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2021 Jim Plotkin
Mission Viejo CC
2019 John Mack
La Costa Resort & Spa
2018 Craig Steinberg
Bear Creek GC
2017 Craig Davis
Sandpiper GC
2016 Craig Calkins
Coto de Caza G&RC
2015 James Camaione
Valencia CC
2014 David Delich
Red Hill CC
2013 Dan Pouliot
Annandale CC
2012 Greg Hetzer
Sandpiper GC
2011 Howie Knodt Sandpiper GC
2010 Brad Larsen Sandpiper GC
2009 Howie Knodt Sandpiper GC
2008 Boyd Martin Sandpiper GC
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